Dirt in your skirt blog

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Posted on September 20, 2013 by Margaret Schlachter
It’s the last week where the nerves kick up in the obstacle racing world. The lense tightens on a small town of about 1,000 in Vermont and for one weekend it becomes the epicenter of the sport. It’s the week of the Spartan Race World Championships and the Ultra Beast......
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Posted on September 13, 2013 by Margaret Schlachter
My first encounter with a drop bag was in September 2011 during my first ultra marathon, the Vermont 50. I did some research online figured out what should go in a drop bag packed up nice little bags for each of the drop stations and thought I was all set......
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Posted on September 9, 2013 by Margaret Schlachter
On Saturday as the Wasatch 100 runners were crossing the finish line at Soldier Hollow another group assembled a few miles down the road at the Wasatch Rodeo grounds and fair grounds for a different type of competition, the Man Games. The Man Games was a much anticipated event of......
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Posted on September 3, 2013 by Margaret Schlachter
When I first saw 5K Foam Fest was coming to Salt Lake City, it seemed like a change in pace and a chance to try something a little different from the competitive OCR racing scene. I quickly found out that Irene Call and her kids were planning on doing the......
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Posted on August 29, 2013 by Margaret Schlachter
For the last couple of months a partially written article along with scientific research has been sitting on my laptop. I have looked at it daily, trying to figure out the right context to write this article. In the end as more and more people are investing money on the......